Male Baldness

Although there are different causes of male hair loss, the most common cause of male baldness is androgenetic alopecia.

What is the meaning of androgenetic alopecia?

As the name suggests, androgenetic alopecia is hair loss induced by male hormones in people with genetic predispositions.



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    Will I go bald?

    The genetics of going bald can be inherited from both sides of the family.

    Since androgenetic alopecia is not a simple form of inheritance, male baldness might not affect close relatives.

    Therefore, you might go bald even if you do not have bald parents.

    Male baldness

    How do I know if I will go bald?

    To be sure of the reason of your hair loss, it is recommended to make an appointment with your doctor.

    Some signs can help you to identify androgenetic alopecia.


    Male baldness: first signs
    • Difficulty fixing hair, with scalp exposure depending on how you comb the hair.
    • Scalp exposure after taking a shower or after swimming
    • Decrease of your hair volume, especially the hairline
    Classic signs of male baldness
    • Receding hairline or scalp exposure.
    • Baldness in the crown area. Baldness in the crown area usually is noticed by friends or relatives, which postpones the recognition of baldness in this area.
    Advanced male baldness
    • Full scalp exposure on the top of the head.
    • Male baldness typically does not affect the sides and rear of the head.

    Norwood-Hamilton scale: classifying male baldness

    Norwood-Hamilton scale: classifying male baldness

    he Norwood-Hamilton scale was designed to classify male baldness.

    The scale can be used to check for male pattern hair loss, but also to determine the chances of the recovery of the hair.

    The figures of the Norwood-Hamilton scale are good visual references for both doctors and patients.

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    Doppio Clinic has an appropriate infrastructure to evaluate and treat your hair loss. Doppio Clinic is headed by a hair loss specialist physician who leads a team of professionals prepared to help you with your hair problems.

    Make an appointment today to get the information and advice about your hair loss.

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